Sunday the 27th and I thought I would nip up to Teesside to have another session to try and photograph the Penduline Tits but it was quite windy and although there was a brief sighting early on I never even saw them let alone photographed them, after giving up I had a wander around Saltholme hoping for some early migrants, a couple of Chiffchaffs were singing but apart from them it was just remnants of winter with the female Smew on the main Lake and four Barnacle Geese remaining. Took a walk along Greatham Creek to view the Tidal Pools next, a few Avocets, Black Tailed Godwits, Dunlin and Ringed Plover but no Little Ringed then carried on to North Gare, after sitting out a rather long wintry shower I ventured out, a few Skylarks were quite obliging and I finally got a year tick in the shape of two Wheatears on the Golf Course.
|right distance wrong Tit unfortunately|
|Meadow Pipit song flighting|
|Skylarks were quite obliging|
|this one singing right over my head|
|a few Lapwing on Seaton Common|